Having thus provided for my support in prison, I was enabled to introduce myself to my fellow-debtors, and to study character for the new series of prints, on the very first day of my incarceration, with my mind quite at ease.
The first thing in the morning I sent a polite note to Gentleman Jones, informing him that I had abandoned all idea of exhibiting his likeness to the public in my series of prints, and giving him full permission to inspect every design I made before it went out of the prison.
"One of the things," here observed Don Quixote, "that ought to give most pleasure to a virtuous and eminent man is to find himself in his lifetime in print
and in type, familiar in people's mouths with a good name; I say with a good name, for if it be the opposite, then there is no death to be compared to it."
"I don't think it will be much of a newspaper if it isn't printed
," said Dan scornfully.
In 1485, when Morte d'Arthur was first printed
, people indeed found it a book "pleasant to read in," and we find it so still.
book, the gnawing worm of the edifice, sucks and devours it.
the second printed
edition of the collection of the Fables made by Planudes, was issued from the printing-press of Robert Stephens, in which were inserted some additional fables from a MS.
The manuscript was printed
in a complete form in England, and created much discussion on this account, Melville being accused of bitterness; but he asserted his lack of prejudice.
Then he showed us another little job he'd printed
and hadn't charged for, because it was for us.
Well, it was printed
, and she got three hundred dollars for it, likewise plenty of praise and blame, both so much greater than she expected that she was thrown into a state of bewilderment from which it took her some time to recover.
"Just think of it," he said, "the old sailor right there in a real printed
It happened one day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print
of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen on the sand.
The fact that I never heard it there, is evidence that there are others in my country who have fared likewise; therefore, for the sake of these, I mean to print
the words and music in this chapter.
At any rate, I let them alone for the time, and I did not meddle with a volume of Shakespeare, in green cloth and cruelly fine print
, which overawed me in like manner with its wood-cuts.
If tha' could print
we could write a letter to him an' ask him to go an' buy th' garden tools an' th' seeds at th' same time."